Thank you to everyone who took part in our Let’s Talk meeting yesterday.
Please do give us your thoughts on the event so we can develop and further improve future meetings by filling in our quick survey.
Responses to questions that we did not have chance to answer on the day will be posted on the Let’s Talk webpage.
Make sure you set a reminder in your diary!
Don’t forget to come along to Let’s Talk – taking place today at 3.15pm in the Arts Lecture Theatre, The Edge. All staff are welcome to come and listen to the presentations from the Senior Team, ask questions and stay to chat to the Senior Managers afterwards.
The event will be finished by 4.15pm so we will not take more than an hour and this is a great chance to talk to our Senior Team as well as get together with other departments and hear about some of the work that takes place across the organisation.
If you are unable to make it in person, you can tune in to watch the live stream on the Let’s Talk webpage.
The Arts Lecture Theatre, The Edge or tune in online
Come along to hear from our senior managers
Let's Talk is your opportunity to hear from the President and Vice-Chancellor & other senior managers on the latest developments affecting the University, and to ask any questions.
Come along to hear from:
· The President and Vice-Chancellor– introduction and welcome
· Professor Jonathan Knight on progress with the Doctoral College
· Professor Veronica Hope Hailey on her new role as Vice-President (Corporate Relations) role
If you are unable to make it in person, you can tune in to watch a recording after the event on the Let’s Talk webpage.
Come along on to ask your question in person.
Thank you to everyone who has submitted their questions for the next Let’s Talk taking place on Thursday 16 November at 3.15pm in The Edge.
If you didn’t have time to submit your question, please do come along to the event when the Senior Managers will be answering questions in person. Any questions not asked and answered on the day will be posted on the Let’s Talk webpage after the event.
Less than 1 week left to submit your questions in for the next Let’s Talk.
Let’s Talk will be taking place at the Arts Lecture Theatre, The Edge on Thursday 16 November at 3.15-4.15pm. This is your chance to get your questions answered by the University leads.
Submit your question by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or drop your questions into the ‘Let’s Talk’ post box in the Claverton Rooms foyer by 12noon on Wednesday 8 November and even if we don’t get chance at the meeting you will receive an answer by email.
All questions and answers will be posted on the Let’s Talk webpage after the event. You can also click on the Let’s Talk webpage to see what questions have previously been asked at Let’s Talk.
An opportunity to hear about further developments at the University.
Following the presentations from the Senior Managers and Q&As at the next Let’s Talk, on Thursday 16 November, there will be the chance to continue discussions over refreshments and find out more from exhibitors in the Foyer at The Edge. The exhibitors will be:
- The Edge Arts – find out what events, shows and exhibitions The Edge have coming up.
- Doctoral College – following an update about progress with the Doctoral College at the event, delivered by Professor Jonathan Knight.
- Research Excellence Framework - promotion in collaboration with the Impact team in Research and Innovation Services
- Centre for Learning and Teaching - find out more about how it supports and enhance learning experiences for all at Bath, including the Bath Scheme.
Submit your questions by emailing email@example.com by 12noon on Wednesday 8 November.
Thursday 16 November 3.15-4.15pm.
The Arts Lecture Theatre, The Edge.
Come and find out about progress with the Doctoral College and the new Vice-President (Corporate Relations) role.
All staff are invited to our next Let’s Talk meeting taking place on Thursday 16 November between 3.15-4.15pm in the Arts Lecture Theatre, The Edge.
The aim is to give you the chance to hear about key elements of the University Strategy from the senior team who are leading it and the opportunity to ask your questions.
The President & Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell will introduce the event, we will then hear from Professor Jonathan Knight on progress with the Doctoral College and from Professor Veronica Hope Hailey about her new role as Vice-President (Corporate Relations).
Following the presentations, the panel and others will then take questions.
Send in your questions
You can ask your questions at the event or submit them beforehand by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or the ‘Let’s Talk’ post box in the Claverton Rooms foyer by 12noon on Wednesday 8 November. If there isn’t time to cover all pre-submitted questions on the day, answers will be emailed and posted online after the meeting. You can view previous Q&As on the Let’s Talk webpage .
There will be the opportunity to continue discussions over refreshments as well as viewing displays about what’s on at The Edge, further information about the Doctoral College and highlights of the research that is currently taking place at the University.
If you can’t make it on the day, a recording will be posted on the Staff Homepage afterwards. To access this, and recordings of previous Let’s Talk events, visit the Let’s Talk webpage.
Affirming our international influence through worldwide partnerships and extending our research power are two key strands of our 2016-2021 strategy.
These cannot be achieved solely from our campus here in Bath. A key part of my role as Vice-Chancellor involves working with our faculty and alumni team to forge new collaborations and seek fresh opportunities.
Last week in New York was an important chance to celebrate the close of our 50th anniversary with supporters and alumni who play a crucial role in supporting scholarships and funding our research. You can read more about this event here.
Whilst in the city, we had the chance to meet with the President of New York University (NYU), Professor Andrew Hamilton whom colleagues here may recall was formerly Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford. NYU has a campus in London and operates globally and we had a good conversation about areas of potential inter-institutional co-operation.
Equally key were the meetings with influential academics, including the Dean of Science at New York University, Professor Michael D. Purugganan, who spent time with us last year as a Global Chair at the Milner Centre. Our Global Chairs visiting professorship scheme attracts distinguished, globally renowned scholars to engage in a programme of high-profile research activity at our University. This meeting was an invaluable opportunity to reflect on how we enhance this network and continue to foster close relationships with these academics even after their term with us is over.
Professor David Coley’s important research into developing better shelters for refugees was at the heart of our visit to the United States. We met with David Miliband who is now President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and engaged in fruitful conversations with his team about how to expand this work in refugee camps beyond Jordan. We also had an excellent meeting with the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations in New York, Dr. Sima Sami Bahous. We were able to discuss the practical applications of David’s work helping to improve the living conditions of people living in extreme climates both for refugees and also for host communities in the Middle East.
Our schedule on this short trip allowed a meeting of the Foundation Board, our US charity, which made some important decisions about supporting sports scholarships for US students, further supporting the Global Chairs visiting professorship scheme and also creating a joint grant with Marshall Scholarships to attract the best and brightest minds to Bath.
For the next few weeks, my focus is closer to home, welcoming new and returning students back to campus. However, this trip will stay in my mind as a testament to the strength of our alumni network and the importance of looking further to forge new and fruitful partnerships across the globe.